Letter to Palestine: An Appeal for Forgiveness

Letter to Palestine: An Appeal for Forgiveness

Written by Stephanie Siam

Dear Palestine,

In the midst of your continuous struggle to overcome oppression, You are never far from my mind. During my days, I think of You. During my nights, I dream of You.

But I’ve never been good at writing inspirational messages or condolences.

Therefore, the only thing I can say is: I’m sorry.

To the mothers and fathers who only yesterday tucked their little ones into bed, making dua’a that they would see the light of this morning, I’m sorry for your irreparable losses, those of which will never be forgotten or consoled away. Those which make you stand on your roofs and in the streets, unafraid of looming death, as no death could compare in pain as that of losing a child.

To the children, the orphans, who will never again know the warmth of their mothers’ arms and the strength of their fathers’ embraces, I’m sorry I can’t be there to hold and comfort you. I’m sorry I can’t bring you into my own home, to provide you with safety, love, and stability, to erase the fear from your lives and the emptiness from your hearts.

To the injured and sick, I’m sorry I cannot provide you with appropriate health and medical care, with supplies and safe havens to recover. That I can’t deliver border passes to cross into the West Bank or Egypt, to escape the terror and bolster any chance you have for recovery or survival.

To the oppressed and grief-stricken, to the refugees and homeless, I’m sorry for being unable to stop these atrocities on your lives, your land, your homes, your history, your being.

Dearest Palestine, I’m sorry that with each passing day, more of your story, present, past and future, is wiped out of existence by an enemy hell-bent on Your destruction. Though I’ve never seen your markets, felt your grass or touched your magnificent olive trees, I am connected to You. I am Palestine.

Above all, dear Palestine, I respect and look up to you and your people. Those who, for nearly a century, have been weighted down by the constant pressure of apartheid and occupation. Those who, despite their maladies, still play on the beach and in the park. Those who, despite their hardships, observe Ramadan and celebrate Eid as though the explosions overhead were coming from fireworks, not bombs.

Those who, in the face of evil and its ever-presence, cry out, “We will not be defeated! We will never back down!”

May Allah grant you mercy and respite from this onslaught of terror, and may His punishment be fulfilled in a swift and just manner. For Allah is truly the Most Beneficent and Most Judicious of all, and His will is always done. He does not change His mind or alter His promises. For that, dear Palestine, we can be joyful. For that, dear Palestine, we can rejoice. For Allah promises Jannah to those who fight in and die for His cause. For you, my dear brothers and sisters, are the muhajaddin, and may you be duly rewarded for your obedience and suffering. Ameen.

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19 thoughts on “Letter to Palestine: An Appeal for Forgiveness

  1. Beautiful, ma sha Allah. And I am sorry that, as a US citizen, my tax payer dollars are funding the massacre of your people and ethnic cleansing of your land.

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  2. Wonderful letter, My Sister! سبحا ن الله . That’s so sad, we can’t to bore arms to counterattack the aggressor. But, we still can make a lot of dua for our brothers and sisters in Gaza.
    والله خير النا صرين . May Allah always helps them and reward them with His jannah, أمين
    برك الله عليك يا أختي

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  3. Ameen ameen. Jumah today, blessed of all days, may Allah be listening closely.
    Beautiful prayer, one we should make abundantly, incredibly sad, massacre of so many innocent people. All over something so measly such as land. Well to all those responsible for the murders, in Israel, America, Saudi, you will not be taking stolen land with you into your graves, Allah is all seeing. We will all be accountable for our sins. And we as bystanders will be asked what we did to help our brothers and sisters!.. May Allah help us!

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    1. You are so right, we will be asked what we did for our brothers and sisters. It makes us feel so helpless, and if all we can do is post on blogs and social media then we must do that. Thank you for adding your dua to ours. May Allah bring justice swiftly to Palestine and all oppressed peoples around the world.

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  4. Dear people of Palestine,

    I apologize for we have became an emasculated pathetic despicable umma whereas the Juden Soldens can arrive from all the world to protect the Father Land, we have grown heterosexual professional men writing about the plight of the saddened homosexual, the worrying radioactive ages of the older women, or the pathetic ballads of fat people…because of course these are the worrying issues of our time.

    Your fellow brethren of that pornographic Gulf Coast who should be bombed should for just the heck of it do not care about you. That Pharhronic blood monger Sisi does not care about you, demented three superstar of the month Rabia Chaudry does not care about you (she offer her somaas). Of course if it was a Muslim Man, she would have an essay ready.

    So dear brothers, sisters and fellow Christians, your are not forgotten, just not cared for enough. For almost one hundred years, you have suffered…

    So these good sisters with their prayers do offer their sincerely, but that’s all we can offer. For as long as the Juden occupy Jerusalem, the parades, the protest, the social media diarrhea all are nil.

    Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
    …take Arms against a Sea of troubles

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    1. Thank you for adding your voice with ours. The ummah truly has become like the foam of the ocean drifting in any direction the wind blows. However I do not think the protests and social media campaigns are worthless. These things are tools to educate people about the reality of the situation in Palestine and it is making a difference to combat the made up reality the main stream media vomits endlessly. I have seen a change in the tide of American support for Palestine since 1999. And now we are at a tipping point. And Americans are waking up because of these tools of dissemination of information. Forget the Arabs, change will come inshaAllah when Americans wake up to what is being done in their name.

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      1. When that uproar reaches a zenith, there will another “terrorist attack” to sway anti Muslim feelings the other way. Just watch. Happenstance seems bound for the quantum level only…and even that is statistically bound.

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  5. Reblogged this on Muhammed Muhsin Varikkodan and commented:
    Dear Palestine,

    In the midst of your continuous struggle to overcome oppression, You are never far from my mind. During my days, I think of You. During my nights, I dream of You.

    But I’ve never been good at writing inspirational messages or condolences.

    Therefore, the only thing I can say is: I’m sorry.

    To the mothers and fathers who only yesterday tucked their little ones into bed, making dua’a that they would see the light of this morning, I’m sorry for your irreparable losses, those of which will never be forgotten or consoled away. Those which make you stand on your roofs and in the streets, unafraid of looming death, as no death could compare in pain as that of losing a child.

    To the children, the orphans, who will never again know the warmth of their mothers’ arms and the strength of their fathers’ embraces, I’m sorry I can’t be there to hold and comfort you. I’m sorry I can’t bring you into my own home, to provide you with safety, love, and stability, to erase the fear from your lives and the emptiness from your hearts.

    To the injured and sick, I’m sorry I cannot provide you with appropriate health and medical care, with supplies and safe havens to recover. That I can’t deliver border passes to cross into the West Bank or Egypt, to escape the terror and bolster any chance you have for recovery or survival.

    To the oppressed and grief-stricken, to the refugees and homeless, I’m sorry for being unable to stop these atrocities on your lives, your land, your homes, your history, your being.

    Dearest Palestine, I’m sorry that with each passing day, more of your story, present, past and future, is wiped out of existence by an enemy hell-bent on Your destruction. Though I’ve never seen your markets, felt your grass or touched your magnificent olive trees, I am connected to You. I am Palestine.

    Above all, dear Palestine, I respect and look up to you and your people. Those who, for nearly a century, have been weighted down by the constant pressure of apartheid and occupation. Those who, despite their maladies, still play on the beach and in the park. Those who, despite their hardships, observe Ramadan and celebrate Eid as though the explosions overhead were coming from fireworks, not bombs.

    Those who, in the face of evil and its ever-presence, cry out, “We will not be defeated! We will never back down!”

    May Allah grant you mercy and respite from this onslaught of terror, and may His punishment be fulfilled in a swift and just manner. For Allah is truly the Most Beneficent and Most Judicious of all, and His will is always done. He does not change His mind or alter His promises. For that, dear Palestine, we can be joyful. For that, dear Palestine, we can rejoice. For Allah promises Jannah to those who fight in and die for His cause. For you, my dear brothers and sisters, are the muhajaddin, and may you be duly rewarded for your obedience and suffering. Ameen.

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      1. Oh I did it on purpose because I did not want the video as a distraction on the blog. Youtube Karen Straughan…her lectures.

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